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Club Bolívar

Bolívar
Escudo de Club Bolívar.svg
Full name Club Bolívar
Nickname(s) La Academia (The academy)
El Rey de Copas (The king of Cups)
AKD
"El + Grande (The Biggest)"
Founded April 12, 1925; 92 years ago
Ground Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz, Bolivia
Ground Capacity 42,000
Chairman Guido Loayza (Leadership)
Marcelo Claure (Baisa S.R.L.)
Manager Alfredo Arias
League División Profesional
2018 Apertura 2nd, Serie A (4th place)
Website Club website

Club Bolívar is a football club from Bolivia, founded in La Paz on 12 April 1925. It is the most successful team in Bolivia. It is the only team in Bolivia that has reached the Copa Libertadores semi-finals and Copa Sudamericana finals in 2004. and it is the team with the most fans in Bolivia.[1] Their home stadium is Estadio Libertador Simón Bolivar (25,000), but they usually play at Estadio Hernando Siles (42,000) due to its greater capacity.

Club Bolivar is the current (2017) champion of the Bolivian League. With this, Bolivar accumulates 27 championships in the Bolivian professional soccer league. No Bolivian team comes even close to this success. Club Bolivar is the most successful team in Bolivia.

Among the best players in Bolivar's history are Marco "El Diablo" Etcheverry; Erwin "Platini" Sanchez; Julio Baldivieso; Mario Rojas; Carlos Borja; Vladimir Soria; Carlos Angel Lopez, Ramiro Blacut, Víctor Ugarte, Carlos Aragones, Ramiro Castillo, "Juanmi" Callejon, Nelson Cabrera, Walter Flores, Ronnie Fernandez and many more.

Attendances

In the 2016-17 Apertura season, Club Bolívar drew an average home attendance of 13,901,[2] the highest in the league.

Colors

Bolivar traditional home colors are light blue, traditional away colors are dark blue or white.

Rivalry

Bolivar's classic rival is The Strongest. Both teams are from La Paz.

  • Total matches: 262
  • Bolivar wins: 113
  • Ties: 86
  • The Strongest wins: 63

Achievements

National Honours

1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004-A, 2005-AD, 2006-C, 2009-A, 2011-AD, 2013-C, 2014-A, 2015-C, 2017-A, 2017-C
1950, 1953, 1956, 1966, 1968, 1976
  • Liga de Fútbol Amateur Boliviano: 6
1932, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942
2009, 2010
1979, 1989, 1990, 2001
Runner-up (3): 1980, 1992, 1999

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions

Best: Semi-finals in 1986 and 2014
Best: Final in 2004.

Current squad

For Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bolivia GK Romel Quiñónez
2 Bolivia DF Edemir Rodríguez
3 Uruguay DF Mauricio Prieto
4 Bolivia DF Nicolás Landa
5 Bolivia DF Luis Gutiérrez
6 Bolivia DF Leonel Morales
7 Bolivia FW Damián Lizio
8 Uruguay FW William Ferreira
9 Argentina FW Marcos Riquelme
10 Bolivia MF Martin Smedberg-Dalence
11 Bolivia DF Enrique Flores
12 Brazil GK Jacsson
13 Bolivia GK Wilden Rojas
14 Bolivia MF Jaime Arrascaita
No. Position Player
15 Spain MF Juanmi Callejón
16 Bolivia DF Ronald Raldes
17 Bolivia FW Juan Carlos Arce
18 Bolivia FW Eduardo Fierro
19 Bolivia DF Diego Bejarano
20 Bolivia MF Moisés Villarroel
21 Bolivia DF Ronald Eguino
22 Bolivia MF Pedro Azogue
23 Bolivia MF Leonel Justiniano
24 Bolivia MF Hernán Rodríguez
26 Bolivia MF Erwin Saavedra
27 Bolivia FW Ronaldo Monteiro
30 Bolivia DF Pablo Pedraza

2018 Winter transfers

In

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil Vinícius Eutrópio (from Free Agent)
Brazil GK Jacsson (from Internacional)
Bolivia GK Romel Quiñónez (from Oriente Petrolero)
Bolivia DF Diego Bejarano (from The Strongest)
No. Position Player
Bolivia MF Martin Smedberg-Dalence (from IFK Göteborg)
Bolivia MF Erwin Saavedra (from Goiás)
Spain FW Juanmi Callejón (from Al-Ettifaq)

Out

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain Beñat San José (to Universidad Católica)
Uruguay MF Gastón Sirino (to Mamelodi Sundowns FC)
Chile FW Ronnie Fernández (to Al-Fayha FC)

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Argentina GK Matías Dituro (on loan to Universidad Católica)
Bolivia DF Juan Carlos Zampiery (on loan to Sport Boys)
Bolivia MF Leandro Maygua (on loan to Universitario)

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Brazil Vinícius Eutrópio
Assistant First Team Coach Brazil Zé Carlos
Goalkeeper Coach Brazil Mauro Machado
First Team Fitness Coach Brazil Márcio Correa
Assistant First Team Fitness Coach Brazil Marco Tedeschi
Assistant First Team Fitness Coach Bolivia Rolando Crespo
Head Opposition Scout TBA
Senior Opposition Scout TBA
Medical Director Bolivia Guillermo Aponte
Reserve Team Manager Bolivia Oscar Villegas
Youth Team Manager TBA

Notable players

See also Category:Club Bolívar players.

Managers

External links

References

  1. ^ Vanauskas, Laura (1999). An Encyclopedia of Football in Bolivia – 1914 to 1998. The Clubs –Bolivar, details and references to formation. Heart Books – Belgium. p. 192. 
  2. ^ [www.worldfootball.net]